Index Numbers of Wholesale Prices in India (Base: 2004-05=100)Review for the month of April 2011
The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05 = 100) for the month April 2011 rose by 1.3 percent to 150.6 (Provisional) from 148.6 (Provisional) for the previous month.
The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 8.66% (Provisional) for the month of April’ 2011 (over April 2010) as compared to 9.04% (Provisional) for the previous month and 10.88% during the corresponding month of the previous year. Build up inflation in the financial year so far was 1.34% compared to a build up of 1.76% in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Inflation for important commodities / commodity groups is indicated in Annex-1 and Annex-II.
The movement of the index for the various commodity groups is summarized below:-